byHamill, Sam; Kyger, Joanne; Rodney, Janet; Schelling, Andrew; Warshall, Peter
A panel on dharma and eco-poetics with Janet Rodney, Sam Hamill, Joanne Kyger, and Peter Warshall, chaired by Andrew Schelling. The panel discusses the information age; busy-ness and doing nothing; the ecology of paper production; nature, and conscientious objection to overpopulation and capitalism; English language nature writing; and the disconnection from nature in English language poetry. A question and answer period concludes the panel.
Second half of a Joy Harjo lecture about Native American women writers. Harjo discusses seeking and appreciating the value of both Native and white cultures. The lecture ends with Harjo reading a poem by Roberta Hill Whiteman, "Lines for marking time." (Continued from 85P092)
First half of a Joy Harjo lecture on Native American women writers. She talks about Native culture, history, oppression, and worldview, and also looks at the riches to be found in Euro-American culture. Harjo reads and discusses works by Native women, including "Why stone does not sing by itself," by Anita Endrezze-danielson, "Story from bear country," by Leslie Marmon Silko, "The strange people," by Louise Erdrich, "The dust will settle," by Luci...
In the class, Hawkins takes an interdisciplinary approach to the pedagogy of writing by exposing the students to a variety of writings both fictive and crititcal following the motto that 'education is teaching someone how to learn for the rest of their lives.' The discussion includes William James and experience, Colette and autobiographical writing, and reading selections from Colette's Earthly paradise. The class ends with a free-ranging conversation among the class participants. This is...
Second half of a faculty reading at the 2004 Naropa Summer Writing Program, with Heather Ackerberg, Brenda Coultas, Joanne Kyger, and Bobbie Louise Hawkins. This is the conclusion of the event including just the end of Hawkins's final piece, which was cut off on the previous recording. (Continued from 04P008)
A Bobbie Louise Hawkins lecture, The sounding word. Hawkins discusses the writings of Werner Heisenberg and his uncertainty principle, Louis Zukofsky on defining poetry, Ysaye Barnwell's views of the effect of singing on the physical human body, Paul Valery, Michael Ondaatje from his book Coming Through Slaughter, and Charles Olson on verticality.
Bobbie Louise Hawkins lectures on Marguerite Duras: Imagining a Life, the first lecture in a four part series called Four Extraordinary Women. Hawkins talks about the life and writing of Duras, focusing on the book, The Lover. She also talks about autobiography as fiction and the writing process.
A writing class by Bobbie Louise Hawkins from 1978 at Naropa Institute. In this class Bobbie explore an interdisciplinary approach to pedigogy following the motto, "Education is teaching someone how to learn for the rest of their lives." In this Bobbie does not discuss writing explicitly, but rather reads from various works, both literary and critical to create an atmosphere of indipendant exploration in learning. This is class 1 of 3.
byHawkins, Bobbie Louise; Jarnot, Lisa; Taylor, Steven; Wright, Laura
A reading with Naropa faculty members Steven Taylor, Lisa Jarnot, and Bobbie Louise Hawkins. Steven Taylor reads recent work including "Perfect pleasure" and "Pajama poems for Robert Creeley." Lisa Jarnot reads "Ode," "Song of the chinchilla," and other poems. Bobbie Louise Hawkins reads a piece called "All the livelong day."
A short lecture by Bobbie Louise Hawkins followed by a longer lecture by Hettie Jones. Hawkins's lecture, "The quality of attention," focuses on finding one's voice as a writer and the necessary tools to do so. Jones's lecture, "Writer as witness," focuses on her life as a writer, mother, social activist and teacher.
A panel of four women writers from the Beat Generation, including Joanne Kyger, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Hettie Jones, and Janine Pommy Vega, discuss their own work and influences as well as the context and history of the Beat Generation, and their role within that context. ( 1 reviews )
Summer Writing Program faculty reading from 2000. Bobby Louise Hawkins reads from what she describes as a novel in progress tentatively titled Welcome to the Bon Voyage Hotel. Janine Pommy Vega reads from her book of poems The Mad Dogs of Trieste. Hettie Jones reads several of her own poems.
A Bobbie Louise Hawkins and Carl Rakosi reading. Hawkins reads an excerpt from her novel The Sanguin Breast of Margaret, a short piece "Work and getting on with it," and others. Rakosi reads "The new world," "The realists," "Go preach Christ," "Old hickory," "The bottom line," and others.
Jerome Rothenberg class on ethnopoetics and performance discussing Seneca ceremonies, difficulties with serious poetry on TV, technology and individual experience, the dangers of obsessiveness, using comedy as a remedy, and the function of music. There is also an off-topic student discussion early in the class.
Second half of a class with Anne Waldman and Bobbie Louise Hawkins speaking on the theory and techniques of writing poetry, focusing on taking on other identities and voices as a writer. They read and discuss passages from a variety of writers including Gary Snyder, Robert Graves and Jerome Rothenberg. They discuss experimental writing techniques such as using the roots of words in order to generate new ideas. Hawkins leads a performance exercise. This half concludes the student performance...
First half of a class with Anne Waldman and Bobbie Louise Hawkins speaking on New American Poetry, including the theory and techniques of writing poetry, focusing on taking on other identities and voices as a writer. They read and discuss passages from a variety of writers including Gary Snyder, Robert Graves and Jerome Rothenberg. They discuss experimental writing techniques such as using the roots of words in order to generate new ideas and the role of the artist in society. Hawkins leads a...
First half of a reading with Bobbie Louise Hawkins and Anne Waldman. Hawkins reads from her work "Take love, for instance." Waldman reads "War crimes" followed by performances of "Bardo corridor," and William Blake's "Garden of love," with musical accompaniment by Steven Taylor. (Continues on 02P085)
A workshop taught by Lyn Hejinian at the Naropa Institute July 6, 1992. Hejinian begins the class by discussing the work and person of Gertrude Stein. She then speaks a bit about Russian Formalism and ends the class by inviting her students to read their poems.
A workshop taught by Lyn Hejinian at the Naropa Institute July 9, 1992. Hejinian spends most of the class discussing the work of Francis Ponge, Clark Coolidge and Steve Benson. The class ends with students reading their workshop assignments.
Panel on translation, with Andrew Schelling, Anselm Hollo, Lynn Hejinian, and Benjamin Friedlander. Topics discussed include the relationship to translation of identity, trade, imperialism and colonialism. Keywords: translation, protest poetry, society and literature
First half of a reading with Andrew Schelling and Lyn Heijinian. Schelling reads translations of verses by King Hallah as well as poems inspired by travel in India. Heijinian reads from her books Book of Nights and A Border Comedy. (Continues on 95P027)
The opening panel of the Summer Writing Program at Naropa University recorded June 7, 2004. The topic of the panel is Po/Ethics, poetry and ethics. This panel is chaired by Anne Waldman who gives opening remarks on paying attention in our times. The panel features, Jack Collom on Ethics as a practice contrary to nature and the contrast of ethics and morality; Harryette Mullen on the negotiation between the stuggel to be a good human being versus the struggle to be a good artist and the curage...
This is the first second of the Naropa Summer Writing Program 2002 Faculty Reading with Jen Hofer, Keith Abbott, Nina Zivancevic and Karen Tei Yamashita. On this second half of the recording are Zivancevic, reading from her body of poetry, including "Mask of Red Death" for the AIDS Generation, "Garden of Distress," "At the Frick," and "Homage to Allen" (for Allen Ginsberg). Karen Tei Yamashita concludes the event with her reading, mainly from her works...
The first in a series of three lectures by Anselm Hollo discussing the history of Naropa University's Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, the landscape of American poetics in the early twentieth century, and definitions of poetics from Louis Zukofsky, Charles Bernstein, Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound and Ed Dorn. Includes a lengthy question and answer session. (Parts 2 and 3 are included on 01P009 and 01P011.)
Second half of an Anselm Hollo lecture on Greek poetry and its influences on modern poets. In this two-minute recording, Hollo answers a question about the neologism "humument," from "a human document." (Continued from 86P034)
An Anselm Hollo workshop on hermeticism. Hollo discusses many aspects of hermeticism, including exile, language, archetype, religion, and writers who have led a hermetic life. He also discusses alchemy, Arabian roots of math and science, and some Buddhist concepts.
Second half of a Naropa Institute faculty poetry reading, with Joanne Kyger, Anselm Hollo, Nathaniel Mackey, and Bill Corbett. Hollo finishes his reading with "West is left on the map," "Blue ceiling," and other poems. (Continued from 93P053)
This is a recording of a class taught by Anselm Hollo on hermeticism. He dialigues with the class about such aspects of hermeticism as exile, language, archetype, religion, and specific writers who have hermetic traits. Hollo also discusses alchemy, Arabian roots of math and science, and some Buddhist concepts. In this tape the students read a piece of their poetry for the class to workshop aloud.
The second in a pair of workshops by Anselm Hollo on hermeticism. Hollo discusses historical versus private hermeticism, and historical hermeticism in philosophy, religion and heresy. He also discusses a number of writers in terms of hermeticism, including Charles Olson, William Carlos Williams, James Joyce and Gertrude Stein. At the end of the class the students read and discuss their work.
A class, "The Optical Illusion of Reality," taught by Anselm Hollo at the Naropa Institute July 29, 1980. Hollo spends the majority of the class speaking about language use in contemporary culture, touching upon such topics as: humor, translation, politics, regionalism and craft. This is part 1 of 3.
This is a recording of a class taught by Anselm Hollo on hermeticism. He dialogues with the class about many aspects of hermeticism including exile, language, archetype, religion, and certain writers who have led a somewhat hermetic life. Hollo also discusses alchemy, Arabian roots of math and science, and some Buddhist conepts.
A class taught by Anselm Hollo at the Naropa Institute July 31, 1980. Hollo and class discuss various translators, poems in translation, and issues around translation. Hollo ends the class by reading two of his own translations. This is part 2 of 3.
The second of three lectures by Anselm Hollo discussing the field of writing, and writers at the turn of the century. He quotes from Lee Harwood, Alice Notley and Alfred Korzybski, and discusses works by Marjorie Perloff, Maurice Blanchot, Carla Harryman, Charles Berstein, Maya Angelou and John Ashberry. The lecture ends with a question and answer session about literary theory. (Part 1 is on 01P009 and Part 3 is on 01P011.)
The third and final lecture in a series by Anselm Hollo, discussing the stakes of poetics within or outside accepted verse culture and by extension, accepted culture and politics in general. Hollo discusses the New York School, the Beats, the Black Mountain School, and the future of 21st century poetics. (Part 1 is on 01P001 and Part 2 is on 01P009.)
First half of an Anselm Hollo lecture on Greek poetry and its influences on modern poets. Hollo discusses Sappho, greek lyrics, and translation. He also talks about modern poets influenced by the Greeks, including Philip Whalen and Ted Berrigan. (Continues on 86P034)
The first tape in a two tape series of a Summer Writing Program reading by the artists Anselm Hollo, Jerome Rothenberg, Jackson Mac Low, and Ishmael Reed. The first tape containing the readings of Anselm Hollo from two of his longer pieces entitled - Rue Willson Monday - and - Where, if Not Here - and Jerome Rothenberg who reads a number of his pieces which are all in three parts, beginning with the piece entitled - A Paradise of Poets.
Second half of a Bob Holman 1991 Summer Writing Program class on music, poetry, rap and spoken word. Holman is briefly interviewed by a class member, on his life and involvement with poetry. He talks about the St. Mark's Poetry Project, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, his work with Anne Waldman, and his arrival at Naropa.(Continued from 91P134)
First half of a Bob Holman 1991 Summer Writing Program class on music, poetry, rap and spoken word. Holman discusses a diversity of artists, including Was Not Was, Henry Rollins and deaf poet Peter Cook. He also addresses the problems of packaging and marketing poetry in a multimedia world. Holman shows the class a video of his production "Words in your face," featuring various poets, musicians and spoken word artists in performance. (Continues on 91P133)
John Holmes workshop topics include finding your own voice, education, discussion of poetic truth, and Kerouac's novels and Henry Miller, and Journal keeping[by Ann] John Clellon Holmes teaches a workshop on writing, focusing on fiction and prose. He discusses Kerouac's novels, including Visions of Cody, which Kerouac intended to be a more truthful account of the events that inspired On the road. Holmes also talks about how to find your own voice as a writer, poetic truth, and other aspects of...